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What are Tactics

There are five individual types of tactic within hattrick, listed with a brief explanation below. Fuller details can be found on the individual pages.

The five tactics are

  • Counter-Attacks (CA)
  • Pressing
  • Attack in Middle (AIM)
  • Attack on Wings (AOW)
  • Play Creatively (PC)

Each tactic uses skills of your players to combine for an effective tactical method against your opponents.


Counter Attacks are a tactic that involves giving up midfield dominance in an attempt to score goals by counter-attacking. It can be very effective when used by a suitable team.


Pressing means that all of your players try to put pressure on their opponents. They also put slightly more effort into breaking up your opponent's attacks than trying to create their own. The result is that the total number of potential chances in the game gets reduced for both teams.

For a more detailed explanation see: Pressing

Attack in Middle

When using AIM, your team attempts to make more of your attacks down the centre of the pitch, at the expense of attacks on the wings. In other words, you trade attacks down the wings for attacks through the centre. You get a straight one for one exchange, so the total number of attacks remains constant.

The disadvantage of this tactic is that your wing defence gets somewhat worse.

Attack on Wings

This works in the same way as AIM, only in reverse. Instead of more attacks coming in the center, you get more of your attacks on the wings.

Similarly to AIM, the disadvantage is that it weakens your central defence.

Play Creatively

When you use Play Creatively, there is a greater chance that special events (both positive and negative) will occur for both teams during the match. If both teams use Play Creatively, the chance for special events will be even greater.

The downside is that teams playing creatively will be less focused on the defense, thus losing some defensive ability.

Playing creatively will probably be good for SE-optimized teams (i.e. for teams that have many players with specialties).

Tactics and Training

The training scheme you choose determines the formation and tactics you may use effectively to a large extent, as you can only maximise training by using certain formations.

Goalkeeper or wing training allow more formation flexibility.

Of course, it is always possible to use alternative formations, but this will mean you are unable to maximise training for the week.

See also

The following are some special advanced tactics. Explanations will be found on their own pages.

External resources